Over the past few years, Bachelor Nation viewers have had their thoughts and opinions on diversifying the franchise in various ways.
In the past few years, the show has done a better job of having different races and ethnicities as contestants and leads.
Some fans have wanted more diverse body types to show that some great men and women are not a size 0 or 2. Others have spoken out about getting older men and women on the show, who are more stable, mature, and responsible.
What new branch of the show does The Bachelor have in mind?
The franchise has tried to take viewers’ advice and suggestions into account, and they have decided to continue the casting for a seniors show.
The Instagram account @bachelor_dishes_the_dirt posted a recorded video of a television screen. It stated, Now Casting Seniors Looking For Love.
If your parents or grandparents are interested, or if you would like to nominate your mom, dad, grandma, or grandpa, you, or they, can go to abc.com/casting.
This Bachelor show will feature senior citizens, who are at least 65-years-old or older.
This show has been in the works for a while now
While this show has been very slowly trying to cast senior members, they seem to be moving forward with the show more recently. It was actually first announced in 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was put on hold.
However, back in February of this year, the casting was re-announced during Clayton Echard’s season of The Bachelor.
The many firsts of Bachelor Nation
Over the years, there have been many firsts in the franchise. When it comes to racial diversity, Rachel Lindsay was the first-ever Black woman lead for The Bachelorette and Matt James for the first Black male lead for the franchise.
When it came to Michelle Young’s season of The Bachelorette, and she chose Nayte Olukoya as her final rose recipient, they were named as the first Black couple to leave the show together.
Jason Mesnick had many firsts when he starred as the leading man on Season 13 of The Bachelor. Not only was he the first single parent to star in The Bachelor, but he was also the first-ever to appear as a lead after being on the prior season of The Bachelorette.
As a fan favorite, in the beginning, Jason quickly received criticism and backlash during the finale. After he sent Molly Malaney home and proposed to Melissa Rycroft, it seemed like Jason received his happily ever after.
However, despite Bachelor Nation fans’ shock, during the After The Final Rose, Jason told host, Chris Harrison, that he couldn’t let Molly go after all. So he had yet another first in the franchise – the first to break up with his winner and then go after his runner-up.
Bachelor Nation is anxiously awaiting to see if the seniors casting will end up working out and if the next show will be The Bachelor: Seniors Edition.
The Bachelorette premieres Monday, July 11, on ABC.